Are CHL holders more likely to be stopped by police?

Are CHL holders more likely to be stopped by police?

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    Wink Are CHL holders more likely to be stopped by police?

    I see an awful lot of threads with "Great LEO encounter" in them. This leads me to believe that CHL holders are more likely to break traffic laws than the general population (or are more likely to talk about it).

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    No.Not here anyway.

    We dont know that you have a CHL until we run your DL number.

    To be honest, even if we could, we have better things to do.
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    I assume more likely to talk about it, as the encounter can usually teach something to other CCW-ers.

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    I'd almost be willing to bet that "We" have fewer encounters and fewer accidents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cl00bie View Post
    This leads me to believe that CHL holders are more likely to break traffic laws than the general population (or are more likely to talk about it).

    I am more contientous now than before. If a SC CWP holder gets a conviction and has to pay a fine of any kind it is more of a hassle to get renewed. Without tickets it can be done online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agave View Post
    I'd almost be willing to bet that "We" have fewer encounters and fewer accidents.
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    I have never been stopped since I have had my CCW and according to all the LEO's at the range that I have talked to it is not very common for them to stop ccw holders. I guess we respect the law, more than the avg. joe hence why we carry the legal way!
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    I for one have become more a more polite driver since I got my CHL. I even smile at people in public when I would normally not look at anyone and just go my own way.

    I think that when we do have encounters we like to share the positives, and also any negatives that may happen.
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    My last speeding ticket was 20 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    My last speeding ticket was 20 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    I for one have become more a more polite driver since I got my CHL. I even smile at people in public when I would normally not look at anyone and just go my own way.

    I think that when we do have encounters we like to share the positives, and also any negatives that may happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    I for one have become more a more polite driver since I got my CHL. I even smile at people in public when I would normally not look at anyone and just go my own way.

    I think that when we do have encounters we like to share the positives, and also any negatives that may happen.
    Me too.

    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    My last speeding ticket was 20 years ago.
    Mine too.

    Some sheriffs in my state take your driving record into account in making their decision to issue/deny/revoke. They [those sheriffs] say that your driving record reflects your overall attitude about obeying all laws.

    As for the topic, I think that we mention our LEO contacts b/c many of us must notify LEOs if we are carrying during a contact. It's a CC event and I hope everyone continues to post their experiences on these encounters.
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    I can't say for sure but my instincts says that CHL holders are less likely to get stopped by being less likely to break laws. A CHL holder is expressing a desire to obey the laws just by getting permit. I am going to start a fight but I cannot say the same for those who refuse to get a permit but prefer to exercise their rights by open carrying and challenging LEO to notice or say something. It certainly appears that there are some OC's that have much more interaction with LEO than the average citizen but it may be that they just talk about it more. This is not to say that all do but some give that impression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cl00bie View Post
    I see an awful lot of threads with "Great LEO encounter" in them. This leads me to believe that CHL holders are more likely to break traffic laws than the general population (or are more likely to talk about it).

    On the whole, CCW permit holders are very law abiding. Remember that we all have been subject to fingerprint checks. In fact, I have had three this year since I applied for three permits. I haven't been pulled over since the eighties.

    People are just sharing their experiences with law enforcment officers while carrying concealed. A lot of these posts were just stops, no citations issued.
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    How many people have registered onto this list -- 1000, more? And, what causes one to make an initial posting - generally to ask a question or share a situation they thought others would find interesting (bad guy, potential bad guy, exposed/potentially exposed firearm or an engagement with law enforcement requiring disclosure of CCW).

    If there are as many people on this site as I think, and so few topics that drive initial posts -- I'm stunned by how few people have made comments that involve a good or bad connection with LEOs.

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